Back to School Gift Basket Giveaway


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We want to prepare you for back-to-school this year! So 35 iHomeschool Network bloggers have joined up to bring their readers a Back-to-school Toolkit Giveaway.


Included in my toolkit gift basket {giveaway}:




UPDATE: This giveaway has ended.


(1) Back to School Toolkit from Milk and Cookies
(2) Back to School Toolkit from These Temporary Tents
(3) Back to School Toolkit from Spell Outloud
(4) Back to School Toolkit from Great Peace Academy
(5) Back to School Toolkit from Gricefully Homeschooling


(6) Back to School Toolkit from Raising Lifelong Learners
(7) Back to School Toolkit from WriteShop
(8) Back to School Toolkit from Preschoolers and Peace
(9) Back to School Toolkit from Starts at Eight
(10) Back to School Toolkit from Joyful Mothering


(11) Back to School Toolkit from Harrington Harmonies
(12) Back to School Toolkit from Ponder the Path
(13) Back to School Toolkit from Forever, For Always, No Matter What
(14) Back to School Toolkit from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
(15) Back to School Toolkit from Habits for a Happy Home


(16) Back to School Toolkit from Curriculum Choice
(17) Back to School Toolkit from See Jamie Blog
(18) Back to School Toolkit from Beautiful Motherhood
(19) Back to School Toolkit from Sam’s Noggin
(20) Back to School Toolkit from This Reading Mama


(21) Back to School Toolkit from Teaching Mama
(22) Back to School Toolkit from Adorable Chaos
(23) Back to School Toolkit from The Pelsers
(24) Back to School Toolkit from Hodge Podge
(25) Back to School Toolkit from Sallie Borrink


(26) Back to School Toolkit from The Kennedy Adventures
(27) Back to School Toolkit from Flourish
(28) Back to School Toolkit from Our Journey Westward
(29) Back to School Toolkit from Meet Penny
(30) Back to School Toolkit from On Faith and Coffee


(31) Back to School Toolkit from Our Abundant Blessings
(32) Back to School Toolkit from Holistic Homeschooler
(33) Back to School Toolkit from The Encouraging Home
(34) Back to School Toolkit from Motherhood on a Dime
(35) Back to School Toolkit from The Homeschool Scientist



Many days growing and learning in Him,




  1. Ricci says:

    Cool Giveaway! I try not to sweat the small stuff and just make sure that my kids are having fun.

  2. Joan Otto says:

    I don’t know if I have a biggest “worry,” but my own work schedule is getting more and more hectic, so I’m especially mindful that I need to stay engaged!

  3. Tiffany M says:

    I am concerned that I now will have two small children to teach instead of just one.

  4. Mandy says:

    my worry is teaching my K son to read :)

  5. Rachel says:

    This would be so helpful!

  6. Jemima Hoover says:

    Im afraid i cant teach my children what they need to know.

  7. Bethany says:

    My biggest worry is that I am going to miss something my daughter really needs to learn… this is our first “official” homeschool year as she is in Kindergarten now…. I am trusting that God will lead us and keep us in the center of his will! :)

  8. Andrea says:

    My biggest worry is being able to keep up with schooling 2 kids with a toddler in the mix.

  9. brynna says:

    Biggest worry – i m a first timer and im taking college classes my self and have 2 girls 6 years and 20 months !

  10. Audrey says:

    Yay! Danka!

  11. Shelley says:

    This is my first year teaching all 4 of my kids, I’m worried about figuring out how to balance it all!

  12. Kandi says:

    Being ready to start. Summer break is hard to give up.

  13. Danielle Hull says:

    Being organized enough to pull it off with 4 kids to teach and 3 little ones!

  14. Gena Mayo says:

    Figuring out my schedule so I can “fit it all in.”

  15. Brenda T says:

    My biggest fear is always choosing the wrong curriculum.

  16. Skmbuket says:

    Keeping the 4 year old, 2 year old and 1 year old busy and out of trouble while schooling the 7 and 9 year old.

  17. Jessica says:

    That I don’t slow down and remember to enjoy it.

  18. Chenell says:

    My biggest fear is starting. This is our first year.

  19. dmforman says:

    Can’t wait to continue! I’m nervous about the classical school my son will attend one day a week. Praying that it’s worth the drive and keeps my husband on board to homeschooling.

  20. NW Homesteader says:

    Balancing a newborn and 3 other children 5 and younger!

  21. Nedra M. says:

    Biggest Fear: Being successful! This is our first year homeschooling (son will be 6 in Oct).

  22. My biggest worry this year (and pretty much every year) is making sure we get everything done, but still have fun. I struggle with leaning too much towards “schooly” or too much fun. I need balance :)

  23. Teri Knight says:

    Biggest worry????….getting my child (who is autistic and now I’ve learned dyslexic too) to read well. I think that’s my biggest challenge this year.

  24. Monica Street says:

    I hope we can stay motivated! Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Dazieblue says:

    Biggest worry: keeping my children excited about learning so they will become lifelong learners.

  26. Kelsey says:

    Staying on task, but keeping the tasks fun!

  27. Jennifer Cervantes says:

    Being able to do it with 3 kids and a toddler! THis is our first year.

  28. CMaguire says:

    Keeping her attention, making sure she retains the information – making sure I don’t push too hard, and yet – push her just enough. :D

  29. Making sure that I cover enough consistent with “doing” school and staying consistent. Thanks for the opportunity!

  30. To trying maintain a routine for the kids when my husband ha no routine at all!

  31. I don’t have any worries this year. I’m trusting my kids and myself. :-)

  32. Katie Davis says:

    Squeezing everything in but making it fun =)

  33. MindyC says:

    I’m very excited to start homeschooling this fall :)

  34. Brandi Leach says:

    My biggest worry if is being able to afford books for my oldest going into high school. We have the rest covered, but those highschool books can be expensive!

  35. Hillary says:

    My biggest fear in going back to school is that I won’t have all of my supplies on time!!

  36. Christina F says:

    Getting it done with 6 kids 8yo and under without losing my mind.

  37. Homeschooling 3 kids with a new baby due in August! Just trying to juggle it all.

  38. mommachi says:

    Will I be ready for the miracle God’s going to perform with our special needs family?

  39. Angela Hall says:

    I’m “schooling” 2 kids this year. I’m very nervous about that! Plus I have a baby and 3yo as well. Things will be interesting!

  40. Chelsey says:

    I am worried about teaching my daughter to read :/

  41. Rachel says:

    Being organized, staying on a somewhat schedule and keeping us excited!

  42. Staying organized…

  43. Candice Meadows says:

    Curriculum-I haven’t picked mine yet, but I’m excited to be attending the Teach Them Diligently Marketplace this weekend!!

  44. Micha Lowry says:

    Getting organized.

  45. Jess McCarthy says:

    My oldest is entering highschool……..

  46. My biggest worry has to do with the fact that we’re not going “back,” but actually just getting started in our first year of formal instruction for our 5-year-old. Afraid I’ll err on either side of tackling too much or not doing enough.

  47. nancy s says:

    I am thinking about my health

  48. paliz81 says:

    My biggest worry is having enough time for all of them.

  49. Charis says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. spesamoracademy says:

    My oldest is starting 6th grade, and that is Middle School in our area!

  51. Christina Hirst says:

    Running out of ideas…taking too long to find a rhythm…not seeing the needed improvment in writing skills.

  52. zekesmom10 says:

    That we won’t make much progress this year, though I think we’ve got a good rhythm going now.

  53. staying on track

  54. mellymomma says:

    I’m worried about time management! I felt like last year I just didn’t have all the time I needed to get everything else done around the house, and to get my kids involved with outside activities.

  55. Jeanine says:

    My biggest worry is making sure all 5 of the children are taught well. I’m always concerned about the quieter ones not getting enough attention on school days.

  56. Jennifer Garcia-Hicks says:

    Great & much needed basket…first year to homeschool 3 kids!!!

  57. Karolyn says:

    My biggest worry is getting back into a routine of traveling for one week out of every month. I am praying for guidance to make sure we get all the subjects covered.

  58. MomsBandB says:

    Teaching my kids to write good paragraphs and papers. We seem to really struggle with that. Don’t really understand why.

  59. Kristina Best says:

    Balancing teaching 2 children.

  60. OhioMom3 says:

    I’d have to say preparing and knowing when to switch my oldest over to middle school level work – it’s been easy having them all do elementary work but she’s 11 and doing 6th grade work.

  61. Lisa D says:

    I just started a job and I will be homeschooling 4 dc as well. I am a bit nervous about time management.
    Would love a back to school basket!!

  62. Love it! A ‘basics’ school kit! Whodathunk! ;-)

  63. April Pachuta says:

    My biggest worry is that I won’t get everything accomplished that I want to do this year! LOts of ideas!!!

  64. Missy says:

    Staying on schedule and working on writing are my biggest concerns for the upcoming year. :D

  65. amy s says:

    being consistent and making sure it’s enjoyable!

  66. Kristen says:

    Not pushing my son too hard and yet not pushing him enough.

  67. BeckyMarie says:

    I’m trying hard to not over plan the school year. My biggest worry it trying to do too much and have the year be a struggle.

  68. Brandi says:

    Being able to work with my oldest without him being easily distracted by my 2 and 4 year old daughters.

  69. Jessica P says:

    Figuring out how to get my son to not hate writing so much.

  70. Sasha Peterson says:

    My biggest worry this is year is teaching two kids at the same time. :) Last year I had a 2nd grader, a pre schooler and an infant. This its a 3rd grader, Kinder, and 2 year old.

  71. Tammy Jones says:

    My biggest worry is getting my son (11y) to participate. He just wants to check out. this will be his first year home. I brought my daughter (9) home last year which went well. I also have a 3 year old and I’m anxious about teaching them together.

  72. Deana says:

    I am worried most about getting into, and staying in a good routine that makes the days enjoyable.

  73. Kristin Baxter says:

    I’ll be homeschooling my 6th grader (yikes!) and doing preschool with my 4 yr old. I’m concerned about dividing my time between the two of them.

  74. Kristen@TeachingStars says:

    You know you’re a homeschooling mom when I basket full of school items makes your heart happy!

  75. Melissa B. says:

    Well, my son is still little so my biggest worry is that I will push him too hard too quickly.

  76. Rachel Hewgill says:

    This is our first “official” year of homeschool – first grade. My biggest concern is keeping a consistent scheduale.

  77. Debi Malerba says:

    My biggest worry is everything about homeschooling as this will be our 1st time homeschooling after 19 years in the public school system. :-)

  78. Kayla Arrowood says:

    My biggest concern is having the heart for it at this point. I’m kind of burned out and I am praying for healing and help for a great new year!

  79. Heather Lynn Yorek Bessman says:

    My biggest worry is getting my own butt in gear with a schedule for me, that I follow, so the kids are kept on track.

  80. Bridgett Connell says:

    What a wonderful giveaway….thanks

  81. brandi hoff says:

    We are just getting started with homeschool preschool, so it’s all new to me!

  82. kelly tillotson says:

    its my first “official” year of homeschooling, so I am nervous of my own capabilities.

  83. Jessica says:

    My daughter starts high school this year. I’m afraid. Very afraid. ;)

  84. Molly says:

    I’m most worried about balancing school, home, 3 kids and all the other things going on.

  85. I worry about schedule… can I get all the things done for everyone?!

  86. Natalie says:

    Adding a fifth child to our homeschool.

  87. Nikki Jackson says:

    My biggest worry this year is being inconsistent. I wasn’t very consistent in our first year and really need to establish a routine.

  88. My biggest worry is – Will I be ready?!

  89. Tara S. says:

    Trying to get us all moved into our new home before we start the school year. Don’t want to still be unpacking boxes while trying to teach.

  90. Brandy Croswhite says:

    We are switching things up this year and joining a new co-op. My youngest is also starting Kindergarten, so they will all 4 be in school and I will yet again be teaching someone to read.

  91. Becca W says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Hoping we get everything finished before our big move next year! I don’t truly worry about it, but it stays in the back of my mind…

  92. Mommy Jam says:

    This is our first year homeschooling so I’m worried that I’ll just botch the whole thing.

  93. Susie Toolin says:

    I am not concerned about anything really. Im more laid back about things.

  94. Em Walker says:

    My biggest worry is trying to do two at the same time and keep them on task, and not getting behind!

  95. Thank you for this giveaway!

  96. Sonja A. says:

    We’re starting a new thing, Classical Conversations, and I’m praying it goes very well this year!

  97. Andrea says:

    This is my first year, and I just want to give my daughter the best education I can.

  98. Angie Y. says:

    OH how great it would be to win this!!

  99. Jennifer says:

    School supplies are always a winner around here.

  100. Jennifer says:

    My biggest worry is always that I’m providing the best education possible to my daughter.

  101. Ashley B says:

    Is is my first year officially homeschooling and I have fibromyalgia,which can be debilitating at times. I’m having to fully rely on God’s directions and grace as we step out in faith. We also do not have a lot of outside support yet as we have been faced with a lot of skepticism about homeschooling in general. I can tell it will be a learning experience for us as well as many outsiders.

  102. GreatPeaceAcademy says:

    My biggest concern is that my husband is out of work and meeting the financial need of homeschooling seems daunting at best. But I’m relying on the Lord to provide. :)

  103. Melissa says:

    I’m not sure the curriculum I chose is best for my children.

  104. Sarah Immel-Ter Maat says:

    My biggest concern is I’ve never done this before. It’s our first go at homeschooling. I also have to continue to work, so trying to find the right balance is going to be very tricky.

  105. Leslie says:

    My biggest concern is keeping priorities in line with all that goes on. :)

  106. my biggest worry this year? Making sure that I have all we need to do our school! :)

  107. Jessica To says:

    I’m worried about getting back into the homework mode.

  108. Katrina Zuck says:

    My biggest worry…..This is our first year doing homeschool..

  109. Jason & Angela Smith says:

    My biggest worry….teaching math to my SN son

  110. Crystal Nichols says:

    Everything is my biggest concern. This is going to be the first year of homeschooling and I am worried that I am going to get it all wrong and screw up my kids.

  111. Lori H says:

    Patience is my biggest concern but I know we can get through it with the Lord’s grace.

  112. Stephanie Brewer says:

    It’s my first year homeschooling. I’m worried that he’ll fall behind and it will be all my fault…

  113. Leanne says:

    I love this basket. My biggest worry is that I won’t use our time wisely.

  114. Melissa Fox says:

    My biggest concern with homeschooling (this school year) will be after I have my c/s in Feb. and the recovery time and energy level to get it all done!

  115. Roxanna Alcantra says:

    My biggest worry is using my time wisely and effectively.

  116. Nicole says:

    My biggest worry is that I will try to do things in my strength and wisdom, forgetting to rely upon God to meet all of my needs.

  117. Jessica A. says:

    I just worry a bit that my son will be learning what he needs to learn!

  118. Karen L says:

    Trying to find all my materials in our moving boxes.

  119. Sarah S says:

    My biggest worry this year is dealing with homeschooling our oldest, handling the house, and our 4 and 2 year old, all with a newborn who is due in August!

  120. Julie says:

    Thanks for making this possible!

  121. Chris-Dana Sewell says:

    My biggest worry is not having all the tools I need for my special needs boy. Another worry is that I won’t be able to give my rising 5th graders everything they need. I have tons of worries!!

  122. Kim Chance says:

    My biggest worry is not staying on a schedule and falling behind!

  123. Rachel says:

    Time management! Always my biggest worry at the start of the school year.

  124. michelle h says:

    doing it for the first time with my 9, 6, and 3 year old!

  125. Sarah Smith Ortego says:

    I worry about not having all the info my kids need to learn for the year.

  126. Alicia Winkler says:

    My daughter is starting 6th grade and adding my middle child starting prek to the mix (along with caring for the baby) has me a bit worried.

  127. getting it all done.

  128. Tammy says:

    After our first year of homeschooling my daughter is wanting to go back to public school and it is only because she wants to make more friends. I am concerned that she is more caught up in making friends than the desire to be truly educated. I also don’t see public school being a positive atmosphere when all she had experience in was other student’s bullying her on a constant basis. I can see this happening again and it worries me!

  129. Sandy N says:

    This is my first year of homeschooling high school, so I’m kinda worried about doing it right. Transcripts, logging classes, fulfilling college requirements, ugh!

  130. This is so awesome! Thanks for doing this!

  131. Melissa Pallex says:

    I worry about fitting it all in! Last year was our first year of homeschooling, and, while I made sure to include all of the core subjects, I just struggled to fit in the “extras”…art, PE, music, etc. I know how quickly the years pass, and I really want to follow Charlotte Mason’s advice and “lay a feast” for my children and allow them to sample and try at will.

  132. Jennie T says:

    I will be homeschooling 2 kids this year I have homeschool 1 for 5 yrs, now there will be 2

  133. Maureen says:

    My biggest fear is that I am homeschool all three of my children, now that my youngest is entering K. I am praying that I can stay organized and on task!

  134. beckymilstead says:

    My biggest issue is trying to finish up before my husband graduates from seminary in May. We are going to have to be very diligent and stay focused.

  135. Would love to win this! Thanks for putting it together:)

  136. Leila says:

    My biggest concern is how our first year will go. I’ll be homeschooling all four of my children for the first time this year. We are all going to have to adjust, but I know it is the best decision I’ll ever make!

  137. Jeanette M C says:

    My oldest is starting Highschool

  138. Jess C says:

    My biggest fear is making sure we touch base on what is required by the state! It is our first year and I am still a nervous nelly about it!

  139. This is our first “official” year so I’m just worried about the logistics and record keeping.

  140. Heather says:

    Everything!! I am just starting to “homeschool” my toddler and I am pregnant so hoping everything goes as planned!

  141. Danielle says:

    Homeschooling 2 kids instead of 1!

  142. I am scare about bullies since my son is shy.

  143. Merry Jo says:

    The fact that my dd thought she was going to a “real” school for kindergarten, and I’m trying to help her to understand how much better she has it! :)

  144. Darlene @ {In Pursuit} says:

    Would love to win this basket!

  145. Jessica says:

    My biggest worry is over scheduling. and missing out on the little things while trying to “get things done”!

  146. I’m still trying to figure out what co-op/outside of home activities we should do this year. Praying for guidance!

  147. Elizabeth Zarrella Belske says:

    great basket, would love to win

  148. R Woodruff says:

    I’m back to homeschooling after a year of my kids in school, now with a toddler and baby alongside us. Worried that I won’t get everything finished each day and give enough focus to the tiny ones too!

  149. Rachael says:

    I am worried about having enough time!

  150. Casey Andrews says:

    great stuff!

  151. Emily Dodson says:

    This will be my first year homeschooling. I think I’m too busy being excited to worry about it. Just ready to take this day by day.

  152. Belinda Hardesty says:

    I am worried about handling our lovely new (but fussy) baby and rambunctious 2yo while working with the older 3.

  153. Carol G says:

    I am worried about not being diligent and disciplined. And covering all the things the teens need and still give the 9yo boy what he needs. Or neglecting the teens while i focus on my son.

  154. tammy cordery says:

    this is my first year homeschooling all this would be great plus the book can’t wait to read the book

  155. Julia M. says:

    I’m worried about what to work on with a toddler, I don’t want to push him.

  156. Megan H. says:

    I’m starting more structured learning with my 3 year old. Not too much, but I’m trying homeschooling as a practice run for the future :)

  157. I am getting ready to start homeschooling this fall. Hoping I can get everything together. I guess it is going to be a little of trail and error.

  158. Heather Shoemake says:

    worried about doing it right

  159. My biggest worry is not having the strength to keep going. Really burnt out after so much failure with kid #1. :,(

  160. Jenny K. says:

    My biggest concern this year is budget!!! Can we afford to purchase all the curriculum we need.

  161. Helena says:

    So excited about all these giveaways!!

  162. Helena says:

    My biggest concern is budget… I will have 3 in school this year.

  163. Leah Williams says:

    My oldest will be starting…gulp…high school!

  164. Jenn B says:

    I aboslutely LOVE back to school supplies! I really want to win this basket.

  165. Luz M says:

    This is a lovely giveaway. Every bit helps.

  166. Melanie C says:

    we would love to win this

  167. Cyndi says:

    Being able to homeschool in the midst of personal tragedy is my biggest fear this year.

  168. Melissa says:

    Picking the “right” thing for my daughter’s Senior year!

  169. Erika says:

    Being able to homeschool a high school aged daughter.

  170. Shauna Parks Mallory says:

    Being able to Homeschool a preschooler that is strong willed and
    very independent.

  171. Amanda Burt says:

    My Biggest concern is Budget

  172. RejoicedOver says:

    Getting off track and not finishing the year properly

  173. Kathy T says:

    I have three children left at home and they have always done history/english/bible together and this year they want to do it separately, so I worry about keeping up with it all.

  174. Oh, just making sure that I teach well and with grace.

  175. Stephanie bourne says:

    My biggest concern is not having everything I need for the school year.

  176. Lori G says:

    I’m worried because I will have all four of my little ones in school fulltime for the first time in 11 years. I’m very worried because my oldest is going into the 6th grade which is located in Middle school…can’t believe he is going into Middle school!

  177. Cindy c says:

    This the first year of homeschooling so everything worries me from choosing the “right” curriculum to time management…..

  178. Kendra Z. says:

    Working with a limited budget for our first year homeschooling and wondering if we made the right decision to homeschool.

    • Oh Kendra… you’ll see you made the right decision, in time. Stick around… this is a frugal homeschool blog… as we on a limited budget too. I have no regrets! Welcome!

  179. jeniferr says:

    We start middle school this year….big worries!

  180. April Gainey says:

    Teaching Biology!

  181. Mariel Kindl says:

    Teaching an 8th grader

  182. Jessica W says:

    Using new curriculum! I’m hoping it was the right choice/right fit for my kiddos!

  183. MayhemMama says:

    Looking forward to our first year of homeschooling!

  184. Jennifer says:

    I’m using a different teaching method and am praying it is the right choice!

  185. arow97 says:

    Starting homeschool for the first time with my kindergartner while also keeping up with her three-year-old and one-year-old brothers and preparing for a coming fourth.

  186. AdenaF says:

    My biggest worry and juggling my own college courses and homeschooling. Didn’t do too well last year but this year, I’m not taking as many courses.

  187. Stephanie White says:

    My biggest worry this year is the curriculum, it’s different from last year so it will take us a little time to get used to it.

  188. Pretty sure we’re going to homeschool our kindergartner . It’s scary to look too far ahead & wonder if we’ll equip him with everything he needs to know as he advances.

  189. Vivian says:

    My biggest challenge will be adding another student to the homeschool routine.

  190. Krista B says:

    My biggest worry about this fall is graduating our oldest…and surviving it :)

  191. Heather K says:

    My biggest concern also is budget.

  192. Elizabeth Walker says:

    My biggest worry is that I won’t do a good job teaching my kids.

  193. thefiveharts5 says:

    My biggest concern is the schedule puzzle. Fitting all outside activities into the weekly schedule with the most efficient use of fuel, time, and effort is a giant jigsaw puzzle.

  194. Mara (@Super Savings) says:

    We’ll be starting our first year of homeschooling with our 8th, 7th, 4th, and 1st grader, plus a preschooler and 1 year old. They were going to a charter school until now. It’s going to be a HUGE adjustment for all of us, and I guess my biggest worry is just doing a good job, covering what needs to be covered….and having enough patience, lol. ;)

  195. Michelle S says:

    How to keep my 3 year old busy while homeschooling my older kid! Thanks for the chance!!

  196. MaChia says:

    This is a wonderful thing that you all are doing! God Bless you!

  197. Kristin G says:

    Juggling 5 homeschoolers and one 3 year old. Thanks for hosting!

  198. Tiffany says:

    I will be teaching 4 this year with a toddler bouncing around.

  199. Erin Towsley says:

    My biggest worry for this fall is feeling overwhelmed. My oldest is three and my youngest is 1 so they are full of energy!

  200. Jessie Musquiz says:

    My biggest worry about this year is keeping things organized now that I will be teaching two children.

  201. Mama Fry says:

    My biggest fear is having the right curriculum and being able to complete them. I look forward to learning the curriculum with them.

  202. THank you so much for sharing. This would be so helpful. Blessings

  203. Lisa Maille says:

    My biggest worry this year is to focus too much on academics and not enough on building Godly character.

  204. Jennifer Ganley says:

    My biggest concern is getting through all the stuff we want to learn and having fun while doing it.

  205. We love school supplies! Would love to win this basket! :)

  206. Melanie D says:

    This is my first year having a child in High School. I am nervous about keeping up on his transcript.

  207. Alicia Charmbury says:

    Getting things done in time.

  208. Amber Landers says:

    Not having time for it all!

  209. Amanda Burt says:

    I agree with Jennifer Ganley’s remark. That is me.

  210. Jamie Sutch says:

    My biggest worry is just doing it. This is my first year my girls are going into 5 & 6 grades and I work days. Feeling a little overwhelmed & not sure where to start!

  211. Rebecca S. says:

    My biggest worry is whether we will be adding my foster son to the mix, or if he will be going to PS again!

  212. Stacey Jackson says:

    This is my first year homeschooling, so I have lots of worries! I am more concerned with myself- being patient and disciplined- than I am of teaching my boys.

  213. annette rioux says:

    Starting + being disciplined are my biggest worries! I am starting to homeschool my preschool/kindergartner in the fall and have a 3 YO who will be homeschooled as well! I am excited I came across this great network of homeschool bloggers as I am getting ready to jump in! Thank you for all of this beautiful inspiration!!!

  214. Tammie Paul says:

    Why Worry when Gods got it all in His capable hands:-)

  215. Delia Jones says:

    I have three to homeschool for the first time and one that will be under our feet (very active toddler!)…hoping to get it all scheduled and done!

  216. Holly says:

    My biggest worry is finding solid teaching opportunities my child will enjoy,

  217. mary cousins says:

    being able to stay organized! lol

  218. Amy Haron says:

    My biggest worry is being able to walk and being well enough to do this by the time school starts. I am already so behind just in getting everything ready. I am afraid I will still be so unprepared because this bedridden time this summer. I am also afraid that I will not be healed and that I will not be able to drive my children to their activities or be able to go outside with them for a walk and that they will still be the ones helping me. :( Right now I DO NOT feel like a mother.

  219. Jamie H. says:

    I don’t really have any worries, I just dread starting back – trying to enjoy the last few weeks of our summer break.

  220. Emmalee Hoggatt says:

    We were late completing school (as in last week) and I’m afraid they will still be on burn-out when we start again. But we can’t afford to start late again this year with all the health issues being thrown our way!

  221. Gabreial W. says:

    We’re already homeschooling year-round, my worries rely on giving everyone enough attention/

  222. Jennifer H says:

    This year I am the one going back to school (although not at home, will be going to be an LPN), so it is going to be an interesting transition going to school fulltime and being a mommy!!

  223. SandyN says:

    Being able to do all I need to do!

  224. Amanda VanDusen says:

    Time management and being consistent

  225. Keeping it going, and seeing progress with my kids’ learning.

  226. Sarah says:

    Not being able to mange and teach two different grade levels for the first time this year!

  227. Ashley says:

    3 boys, staying organized, teaching them to read

  228. Dana Warwick says:

    Teaching 6. Hoping for the best!

  229. Sarah says:

    First year teaching so very nervous so I really underscheduled just in case

  230. Heather Bardin says:

    Love your basket of all the fun back to school items! :) My biggest worry is teaching without modeling right virtues/character strengths, focusing on schedule and academic goal rather than who are my daughters growing into, Who am I encouraging them to grow for?

  231. Stephanie says:

    I won’t be able to stick with a schedule!

  232. Jen Whitten says:

    This is our first year home and I have SO much peace that it is where God wants us! I’m feeling confident about this, but I don’t look forward to the 3 year old’s transition to our new routine!!!! That’s really my only worry! We’ll get there but it might be tough! LOL!

  233. April says:

    Fantastic giveaway!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter! :)

  234. danielle says:

    My biggest worries are staying organized with teaching multiple children this year, and making sure they are taught everything that they need to know.

  235. joanncalderone says:

    Great basket with things you never have enough of. Thank you.

  236. joanncalderone says:

    Keeping a schedule and keeping not just her but myself motivated

  237. Somethings Cookin says:

    I feel like we need a better routine. We do fairly well some days, then go weeks w/o doing much at all because our life is kinda crazy!

  238. devotionmama says:

    continuing to teach my first grader to read. It was difficult this past year.

  239. Rebecca Barry says:

    our baby is due September 25. So I am frantically trying to get everything organized and ready for the school year and baby…worried that I won’t be organized though!

  240. Melissa says:

    My biggest worry is whether or not I will be ready to begin, curriculum is ordered but I am enjoying summer so much.

  241. Marie-Claire Moreau says:

    Thanks for participating! Terrific basket full of supplies for homeschoolers, or to donate to others in need. Love it :)

  242. Christy says:

    I am worried about finding the right handwriting curriculum for my first grader, who still has difficulties with lower case handwriting.

  243. Lesley M says:

    We are just starting to homeschool my son (preschool) so I am nervous about everything.

  244. Elizabeth Truett says:

    I worry about my son struggling with reading.

  245. Megan H. says:

    I’m worried about keeping a semi-structured schedule this year. I’m doing a little school with my son who’s 3, so it’s not imperative that we do something everyday. I just want to do a little thing each day.

  246. I’m concerned about being overwhelmed and getting behind.

  247. Kendra Johnson says:

    This is our first year doing homeschool for our three kiddos. We need all the help and support we can get.

  248. Heather R says:

    Including the twins (3 yrs old)

  249. Maritez says:

    Handling a new baby (coming in Nov) while still getting school done and not losing my mind ;)

  250. Dorothy says:

    Worried that the kids will never learn math.

  251. I worry I am screwing up my kids self esteem.

  252. Tracey M. says:

    My biggest worry is sticking with our schedule. Not to mention, we just moved so I am also hoping I can get unpacked and organized before our start date. We are doing light summer school right now. The classroom is a mess. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway!

  253. Tiffany Whalen says:

    What’s your biggest worry about back to {home}school this year?
    -This is our first year homeschooling, so it will be all new to us!

  254. ontiptoe says:

    The fact that we are trying to move to be closer to my husbands work. I don’t know when, I don’t know exactly where and we have to sell our house first. :/

  255. spring peters says:

    teaching my child to read!

  256. Lisa Skillman says:

    Great giveaway!

  257. Christie says:

    Just keeping on top of all that I need to be on top of and at the end of the day still remaining a nice mom and wife.

  258. This will be our first time homeschooling so my concerns are many. I worry about my kids being happy without all of the social aspects of public school. I have chosen a curriculum, but worry that we may need more or that the kids won’t like it. The list goes on and on, but those are probably my top two for now. :)

  259. Bridget says:

    Not be prepared enough.

  260. Kelly Schmidt says:

    Getting my daughter to understand math…. she is having trouble

  261. Karen says:

    We are a newbie homeschool family, so I’m just worried about not teaching her enough or her not learning enough.

  262. That it doesn’t matter how much prepping I do, I’m going to forget something significant!

  263. Katie Fernandez says:

    Would really love the book so that I could share with others.

  264. Cathi says:

    Homeschooling 2 children, one elementary and one middle school.

  265. Krista Flanagan Collins says:

    I am going to be homeschooling our adopted daughter of 1 1/2 years who is almost 19. She has 1 year left if she will do her work!

  266. Bethany says:

    What will the homework be like this year?

  267. Princess says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! Homeschooling my daughter who is in high school and my son who will be entering the sixth grade!

  268. Michelle says:

    It will be our first year, even though I have been wanting to homeschool since the kids were babies Im just worried about how everything will come together!

  269. Melissa Bell says:

    My biggest worry is staying on schedule!

  270. queenofsavings says:

    This is my first year homeschooling so I worry about everything!

  271. Teresa says:

    All the basics! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  272. cam sasser says:

    That I won’t be able to shop for back to school supplies, and that my 5th grader will constantly be in trouble for not doing his work again this year.

  273. Amie Carroll White says:

    I’m most concerned with fitting it all in to each day.

  274. Sandra Stern Easterling says:

    I always worry about keeping their interest.

  275. I always worry that I am doing the best for them and that they are geting everything they need.

  276. brittany says:

    its my first year so everything is exciting and scary. especially her rebelling any instructions, that will just be fun…

  277. This year my biggest worry is affording supplies. The past several months have been pretty rough on us financially.

  278. Heather says:

    I am worried about pleasing God in all I am doing, especially with the upbringing of our children. Homeschooling makes this fear burn even hotter. Are they going to learn enough? Will they stand firm for God?

  279. Maggie Reason Mills says:

    We are doing a “high school prep” year to get my son ready to be a freshman in the fall of 2014. At home. At age 11. I just constantly worry that I am adequately equipping him for high school while still letting him do kid things.

  280. Deborah G says:

    My biggest fear is making sure theyare learning enough. One is a LD sophomore and the other is entering 2nd grade.

  281. Kelley says:

    I am worried about having enough money for curriculum so soon after our move which happens the day before we wanted to start school.

  282. Veronica says:

    I’m not worried and don’t have a fear of starting up school, again. God has blessed beyond what I expected by showing me nearly all the curriculum choices that I can use for free. I did purchase a math book that I wanted and it was $5 less than what I had seen it elsewhere. Also, we really don’t need any supplies other than glue and erasers. Of course, it’s always fun to get new, but we have sufficient for now. With very tight finances, I’m gradually learning to be satisfied with what we have in all areas. But, I’m still learning. :) The problems come when I compare with others instead of focusing on God.

  283. Krystal Lockhart says:

    Remembering to go with the flow.

  284. Shelby Faulkner says:

    time for the 3-year testing

  285. Heather Daniel says:

    Biggest worry….probably how is it all going to go? Am I going to have a hard time getting the kids going…

  286. catching up from last year. :/

  287. My biggest worry: that I’ll try to do it through my own strength.

  288. Amy Bradsher says:

    Being too busy!

  289. kewkew says:

    The children not listening and not staying organized

  290. Erin Lowmaster says:

    TRrying to do to much!

  291. Jacquelynn S says:

    Wondering what life will happen and whether I will model the right heart when it is not as I have ‘planned.’

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